Formerly Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback and fan favorite Gardner Minshew signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday. He will be reunited with former Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen.
The Associated Press reports with reference to information sources.
Minshew joins Colts With a chance to compete for the starting job after veteran quarterback Matt Ryan was released after one season in Indianapolis earlier this week.
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Drafted in the sixth round Jacksonville Jaguars In 2019, Minshew went 7-13 as a starter in two seasons with the Jaguars. He was traded to the Eagles in 2021 as Jalen Hurts’ backup and went 1-3 as a starter last season after Hurts suffered a shoulder injury.
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With five seasons in a rotating quarterback role, the Colts draft the No. 4 overall pick, but Minshew is no stranger to the situation.
When the Jaguars were drafted Trevor Lawrence With the No. 1 overall pick in 2021, Minshew competed for the starting job before the preseason began, with former head coach Urban Meyer praising him as a “competitor.”
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Minshew will also get to know new head coach Shane Steichen, who served as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator from 2021 to 2022.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.